Networks strengthens smart textiles research

Two of the university's researchers participate in CONTEXT, a European network that means to link together research and innovation in advanced smart textiles. Professor Vincent Nierstrasz leads the work in working group five: "Sports & Wearables."

Textiles are used in all sports, both in clothing and accessories. In working group five, they work with materials that can convey electronic functions and which add something extra to ordinary textiles. In the group, they work with challenges such as costs, functions, and comfort.

"The network contributes to new partnerships and, for example, it has led to joint applications for the financing of projects. For my part, I hope that this will contribute to bringing new research to...